Sunday, December 28, 2014

Naomi Campbell attacked and robbed in the City of Lights

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been using a wheelchair and crutches for over a month now, but it was only revealed Friday that the cause of her injury was not a botched walk down the runway.

Naomi Campbell attacked and robbed in the City of Lights

FILE - In this Aug 9, 2012 file photo, British model Naomi Campbell arrives for a Fashion For Relief dinner at Downtown restaurant in central London. Naomi Campbell is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the birthday of her boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, in the palaces of western India. The birthday celebration kicked off on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)
FILE - In this Aug 9, 2012 file photo, British model Naomi Campbell arrives for a Fashion For Relief dinner at Downtown restaurant in central London. Naomi Campbell is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the birthday of her boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, in the palaces of western India. The birthday celebration kicked off on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) ASSOCIATED PRESS

Amended, Monday, Jan. 7: Page Six reported that Campbell was hailing a cab during the time of this incident. It turned out she was actually in a limo.

Naomi Campbell has been using a wheelchair and crutches for over a month now, but it was only revealed Friday that the cause of the supermodel's injury was something far worse than a botched walk down the runway.

The New York Post reports that Campbell was violently attacked on a Paris street and robbed last month as she attempted to hail a cab. The 42-year-old fashion icon suffered a torn ligament after her assailants "violently pushed" her to the ground. It is believed that the thugs were after Campbell's jewels.

Since the incident, Campbell's billionaire beau Vladimir Doronin has reportedly increased security personnel around the super. The Post also reports that Doronin flew Naomi into Vail, Colorado on his private jet to be treated by one of the world's top orthopedic surgeons. The same one who treats A-Rod.

French police are currently hunting down the thieves. Until they find the culprits, Naomi has been asked to refrain from speaking publicly about the incident, although the Post did manage to finagle this statement from Campbell: "I am fine.”

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